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Well, considering how long it's been since my last email, I figured that since I have time now, I reaaaaaally wanna talk about my day today.

So, Monday, I come into the office and take off my smelly sneakers, and switch to my slippers. I already have my lesson planned, since I'd been planning it while on the subway. I love my Mid-Basic class. My students are Ji-Tae, Sena, Hemin, Gue Won and Su Jan. They are so sweet. Sena is very thoughtful and kind (mom, you'd love her), Ji-Tae has many wonderful ideas and is a man of adventure, Gue Won is sooo cute and loves Totoro and Koalas, Su Jan is very shy but has a wonderful smile and Hemin has a cuuute laugh and very brilliant ideas. Sometimes she laughs at me even if I am doing nothing. I love them all.

So, we talked about many things, and Gue Won has a cold, so we all wished her well. We finished talking about our opinions on things today, so next class we'll be talking about proper inflection when talking in a speech form, which should be really fun. I'm going to use similar voice inflections like Dad does. :)

My Low Inter-Speaking class... Phew, that was another story. Bin Je and Christine are really great. Bin Je was really really shy at the beginning, but he's gotten so much more confidence now and he loves to talk and write. Christine is a tomboy after my own heart and she doesn't really like writing, but she loves talking about her days. Unay and Ungio on the other hand... I really used to like Unay because she is so cute, but now I realize she doesn't often pay attention in class. Ungio is a mother, but also an ADD mother. Very easy going but veeeeeeeery distracted. They all bring their iPod Touch to class... so I often don't mind, but it was funny today. Ungio and Unay were talking to each other while I was reading out directions for an Interview assignment...

So I looked at them, my jaw set, my eyes fierce. I realized afterward that I was making the "serious professor dad face" that often scares me if I'm being bad. They immediately apologized and started listening. I guess I scared them.

Later, I'm asking Unay to tell me what she wrote during the activity, and she was playing with her iPod, so I stare at her, waiting. She suddenly gasps, looks around and then says "What? Sorry, what? Ah..."

I tried not to look angry, though I was... I just want her to do well and she can't if she doesn't listen in class. :( But apparently I had a very terrifying look in my eyes. Oh well. \(O_o)/

After class, Sarah, Jesse, Sheri, Irene and I went to a Mandu place and we ate foods. I was craving seafood, so I ate seafood topokki (SO SPICY) and everyone else had Omurice and Donkasu. It was so delicious. Returning to the office, and then it was class time again! The Intermediate 2 class went very well, and we gained a new student. His english name is Lloyd, and he's a suuuuper geek. XD I had briefly mentioned that I played the Online Game "Maple Story" and he started to drill me with questions, such as "When? What class is your character? What is your character's name? What weapons--" XD I thought he was very cute.

Tonight my favorite class was Elementary 2. My students are Min, Charlotte, Jacob and Edward. Jacob and Edward are actually San Gyu and Sin Guk, but San Gyu thought that if Charlotte has an English name, then they should, too. Edward really likes Twilight, so I laughed at that. Tonight was so much fun. And we laughed and talked about many things, and Jacob said that he's flying to Japan on a business trip tomorrow, so I leaned over to him with a bright smile and said "Can you take pictuuuures?" Min and Charlotte looked like they were about to die from the cute. "You look so happy!" They said as they laughed. Edward was laughing hard, too.

Later I mentioned that I had gone to the Aquarium in the COEX alone, and Edward had said he wouldn't go to the Aquarium without a girlfriend, so Jacob said "AH! YOU TWO SHOULD GO OUT!" I swear, we all almost died from laughter. I told him "What, are you a matchmaker now??? I would be fired!"

It was great fun. I'm excited for the next class. But tomorrow's schedule is different, though I'm very excited for those classes, too. :) Soon I'll be heading home to sleep, and then getting up early for an early class! See you later, and enjoy the day! :)

-Elaine

HERP

May. 12th, 2010 05:20 pm
hebbycakes: (cute turtle toy ghjdlgh)


So, anyway, I'm doing well. I watched Ironman 2 on Sunday night. It was amazing, and I plan to watch it five more times if I have time. It's only 9000won for a money, with a deal like that, why complain!? (IT'S A DEAL TO ME, SHUSH.)

While watching the movie, I realized then how easy it is for Canada and America to make off-hand comments about other countries that we see as a threat, such as Iraq, North Korea, etc etc. In the movie, North Korea is mentioned as trying to create an Ironman robot as well, and failing. At the time, when that was said, everyone in the theory made a groanish laugh. Just. "Hnnngh."

I suddenly felt very awkward. I'd never put much thought into it when I'd watch these sorts of movies back home, but while in Korea, and having just seen North Korea recently (last wednesday, we went to the Peace Observatory in Kanghwa-do, so across the sea you can see North Korea), I felt very strange. When I saw North Korea, I looked through binoculars at it and could see very few people walking around, the houses were in shambles... You could tell they were suffering. But all we're shown in Hollywood movies is that they are a threat. But then again, I guess I can't really say much about that, considering Hollywood movies are meant to entertain, not educate. But still, right now I am in South Korea, which is RIGHT NEXT TO North Korea, so... It's hard to explain, but it felt very odd.

Still, great movie. Also, if you haven't checked out http://www.youtube.com/user/KoreanShrimp yet, make sure you do! I already have lots of great videos for you to all watch! :) And I'll be updating my FACEBOOK again soon. So look forward to that!!

Classes are going very well, I adore my students. And every day, I let them try great Tongue Twisters. They love doing them and learning different words, it also helps them learn how to say some words. :)
hebbycakes: (Undertaker is the cutest sheep ever.)
Sooo, it was a busy day. My last two classes were very good, but tiring. I am going to go home and sleeeeep. Tomorrow there are no morning and afternoon classes, but there are evening classes, so I only have two, which is excellent. Aweeeeeesome.

So, good night, I'll see you all later. :)
hebbycakes: (papa; itsumo no.)
Sooooo, my first class was good, but only had two students, so it was sort of quiet and awkward. But they both worked really hard, and it was good. :)

The second, I had to speak much more slowly. It was a mid-Basic Active Listening class. They are, again, older than me, but their English is suuuuper basic. So I had to try and talk with small words, which is sometimes difficult for me. I think the best part of that class was having Hyundai tell the class that he was pretty. That was really fun.

Third class, I had Interactions 1, and this class was amazingly fun. They were very hyperactive, and they cared for me because I was overheated and jet lagged. XD But, we did the animal Personality Test. When I have time, maybe I'll play it with you all. >:D So, that class was a lot of fun.

Now I have another class, I will update later... See, I have one hour and a half, then a fifteen minute break, then ANOTHER hour and a half. THEN I AM DONE. YAAAAAAAAY! :D So, almost there... It's cute here, because I can talk about Japanese culture and I don't have to worry about angry looks. A lot of students here enjoy Japan. :) I know the history between the two well, so that is why I was worried.

>:V TIME FOR TWO MORE ANIMAL PERSONALITY TEEEEEEEESTS. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! NOT ONE CHICKEN, BUT TWO!

Wow, this entry was started in the early morning, and I just got to sort of finish it now. XD

teaching

Apr. 29th, 2010 10:39 am
hebbycakes: (cubone)
So, in about half an hour, I will be teaching my first class. Introductory, but still, I am very nervous. I am told I'll do well, but I can't help feeling scared. So, please wish me luck and send me your prayers. X3

There is so much love flowing here, and I really enjoy it. It should be good when my jet lag wears off, too, I think.

Also, I have a new youtube page that you can follow. My username is KoreanShrimp, if you like. I haven't had a chance to upload anything yet, but that will come in time I think. :)

An-Yong-Hee-Kay-Say-Oh~~

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